HPR Produced Talk Shows

Eric Tessmer

The Future of Tourism in the Hawaiian Islands

Civil Air Patrol

  Hawaiʻi has a unique challenge with volcano emissions, and something we call vog. This affects not only those with respiratory conditions, but a lot of other folks as well. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with an expert about ways to help deal with these temporary changes in our air quality.

Heather Lusk


Heather Lusk is the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Center, created from a merger of the Life Foundation and the Community Health Outreach Work (CHOW) Project, that seeks to provide services and combat the stigma of HIV/AIDS in Hawai'i.




The Conversation: Friday, July 13th, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
Heather Lusk

Marco Polo Lawsuit, HHHRC, Reality Check, RIMPAC, Hawaii/Paris Series


Funding Local Journalism with University of Hawai'i, Honolulu Civil Beat, and Hawaii Public Radio

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Ryan and Burt will find out about the 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. They will learn about the latest in biomedical engineering and hear about the student medical device accelerator program.

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The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation recently released a revised draft plan to make extensive renovations to Ala Moana Regional Park. Public pushback to the initial parking plan triggered the changes.

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Ala Moana Park Plan, Underwater Archeology, Reality Check, The Long View, Hawaii/Paris Series


Flood Relief Programs, Puna Real Estate, Reality Check, Hawaii/Paris Series, Local Musical Comedy


The Future of Tourism in the Islands

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  Concussions can happen to anyone. Though accidental, it doesn't mean you have to blackout, and, in some cases, you don't even have to hit your head. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will host a panel of experts on the latest to getting back to activities for concussion care.

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Baby Hammerhead Sharks, Sit and Lie Ban Extension, Reality Check, Disaster Preparation, Hawaii/Paris Series

Arizona State University

Special Guest: Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday

Ira Flatow, award-winning science correspondent and TV journalist, joins us today on The Conversation. His weekly informative discussions center on science, technology, health, space, and the environment. Ira is also founder and president of the Science Friday Initiative, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit company dedicated to creating radio, TV, and Internet projects that make science “user-friendly.”

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will learn about how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is leveraging some new digital tools. They will find out how 3D printing helps to better understand corals and digital initiative to map Hawaiʻi's coastlines.

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Black Lives Matter; Beach Erosion; Pain Management; Kids’ Film Festival

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Sex Trafficking; Solar Desalination; Coral Resilience; Antarctica Exhibit

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  The brain loves company. And even if someone has dementia, they still need engage and interact with their loved ones. Next time on the Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak concludes her two part series on dementia. She will talk with an expert on how local facilities are prepared to help with the anticipated increase in people diagnosed with this memory loss condition.

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Healthcare Center for Homeless; Chinatown Crime; Campaign Finance; Pacific Primate Sanctuary

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will find out how the renewable energy sector is getting kickstarted by going through Elemental Excelerator. Companies in this sector are using sensors, data and analytics to minimize the carbon footprint and help Hawaiʻi meet its clean energy goals.

Ryan Finnerty

Robo-Calls; 5G Network Infrastructure; Boo Boo Zoo

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  Memory loss. One in eight people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's Disease. For those over 85, nearly half are affected by this increasingly common disorder. What kind of toll does this take on those who are diagnosed, and there loved ones? Next time on The Body Show, the first of a two-part series on memory loss and dementia. 

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will find out how Hawaiʻi has secured the first Wood Innovations Grant from the U.S. Forest Service.

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East Rift Zone Insurance; Lifeguard Shortage; Maui College Solar; Last Taxi Dance


  Traveling anytime soon? Learn some simple tips and tricks to stay healthy and enjoy your adventures. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk with a travel expert about medications to bring, immunizations, and more.


$10-million DOE Settlement; Foreign Exchange Program on Maui; Condo Real Estate Law Change; Tuvan throat singers: Tyva Kyzy


Rise in Suicide; Albizia Wood; Manoa Heritage Center; Taimane

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt and Ryan will learn about an international coding cotest called "e-ICON" that originates from Korea. e-ICON brings students from around the world to compete and collaborate on apps that improve the international educational environment.


Promises were made, but will they be kept? Have we forged a new relationship with a potentially dangerous nuclear adversary? Or have we weakened our position in the Asia-Pacific by cancelling joint military exercises with South Korea?


Long-term Mental Health Concerns of Kilauea Eruptions; Kauai Flooding Update; Shade Institute; Project 1 Voice, Flyin’ West


From a seemingly simple sunburn, to a serious near catastrophe. Join Dr. Kathy Kozak on the next Body Show, where she will talk with the head of the Burn Center at Straub about how to avoid getting a burn that needs major medical attention.